Valley of Fire State Park

Moapa Valley, NV

Where is it at?

Valley of Fire State Park
Valley of Fire Highway
Moapa Valley

702 397-2088

Where are we going today?

Here's a quick quiz: What is Nevada's oldest and LARGEST state park? Give up? Well, if you guessed the Valley of Fire State Park - you'd be right!

The Valley of Fire State Park is only 6 miles from Lake Mead, and just 55 miles NE of Las Vegas. It was dedicated in 1935, and the name comes from those incredible red sandstone formations that you can see all around you. They are pretty incredible!

The state park is also filled with history, with 3,000 year old Indian petroglyphs still existing, and areas of petrified wood waiting to be explored!

Valley of Fire State Park is also a great place for families to just get out and enjoy a unique and incredible part of the country. Camping, hiking and picnicking are all popular activities. 

The area is filled with some pretty amazing wildlife that you might be able to spot if you have those keen eyes on you! There are lizards, foxes, skunks, jackrabbits, and coyotes, and a huge range of species of birds.

If you are REALLY lucky, you might spot the illusive desert tortoise! This is very rare and protected, and if you are lucky enough to come across this, make sure you just admire from afar!

A great place to start on your journey is the visitor center. It's the perfect place where you can learn all about the ecology, geology, and history of the park.  It's also the perfect place to plan your adventure, and the trails you might cover. There are staff on hand to answer any questions you might have also.

The Valley of Fire State Park is an amazing adventure, with scenery unlike any other. Introduce your kids to an adventure filled wilderness!

How much does it cost?

Adults: Free, but small fee for vehicles

Children: Same as adult


Need a little extra help?

Check at the visitor center the best areas for those with special needs or limited mobility


When can we go?

Visitor center: 8:30am - 4:30pm.

All year round.


Any top tips?

Pets are welcome but they must be kept on a leash of less than 6 feet. They are not permitted in the visitor center.

I’m Hungry!

There are several picnic areas where you can enjoy your own picnic lunch with the family!

Healthy Eating

Make sure you take plenty of bottled water and some healthy snacks with you, especially when you're hiking - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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